Perry’s IQ is only 76, but he’s not stupid. His grandmother taught him everything he needs to know to survive: She taught him to write things down so he won’t forget them. She taught him to play the lottery every week. And, most important, she taught him whom to trust. When Gram dies, Perry is left orphaned and bereft at the age of thirty-one. Then his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket wins him 12 million dollars, and he finds he has more family than he knows what to do with. Peopled with characters both wicked and heroic who leap off the pages, Lottery is a deeply satisfying, gorgeously rendered novel about trust, loyalty, and what distinguishes us as capable.
LOTTERY is available in e-book, hardcover, trade paperback throughout North America, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Sweden. In addition, a number of audio and large type editions are currently available, and print editions have been released in Spanish, Portuguese, Finnish, Russian, Italian, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Icelandic, Czechoslovakian, Romani, and Chinese.
At the bottom of the heap, there’s nowhere to go but up.
Waitress Tammy Tyree knows this intimately. Her life is a continual struggle of managing an eccentric uncle, looking after a younger brother who’s not quite right, and doing everything she can to keep her family together in the small town of Spring, Washington. But Tammy has a couple things going for her no matter how dire things become. She’s tenacious and has her own take on karma. Tammy believes the more unfortunate things that happen to a person, the more they’re due for a windfall. Each misfortune is further guarantee that opportunity for her is just around the corner.
When Tammy receives a confidential email about an inheritance that’s hers to claim, she’s certain her ship has finally come in. Just a few details need to be ironed out like a small matter of some fees to pay, bank forms to fill out, taxes to remit, but Tammy is sure each complication brings her closer to that golden goose of egg laying renown.
What starts as a personal quest ends up embroiling Tammy and everyone she holds dear in a scheme that could be the financial downfall of them all or the rescue of a small town that’s slowly but surely falling through the cracks.